Recent Reviews

Hear from some recent guests

It means a lot to us when guests are able to relax and enjoy either of our cottages which is why we’re proud of some of the reviews we receive from recent visitors, many of whom return to us time and time again!

The interiors of The Coach House impressed us immediately – especially the way it maximises the use of light – a real wow factor! And the enclosed garden which was bathed in sun for most of our stay was a delight (and truly dog friendly!) This place is ideally situated for walks – long, or short, in stunning countryside – and for day trips. We especially loved Cirencester, Bath, Marlborough and Tetbury. In beautiful Malmesbury itself, we recommend the Smoking Dog for food as well as drink, Amanda’s Bistro and the Old Bell. There are many dog-friendly eateries. A ighlight was a stunning choral evensong in the Abbey (4th Sundays of the month). Thank you for such an enjoyable stay.
Thank you Jenny and Owain for another lovely week in your cottage. Gollowing our third visit, we are getting to know the area quite well. Our week took us to Bath, Tetbury (love the place – wish we could afford to live there!), Cirencester and Nailsworth. Cottage was as good as it has been on our other two visits. Weather was also kind to us.
Thank you Owain and Jenny for another amazing holiday. We are heading up to Derbyshire for another week but it will have to be extra amazing to top our time here. Alfie the dog loves it so much too.
We had an enjoyable stay in your excellent cottage and appreciated the extras. We have been to the Cotswolds many times but never to Malmesbury which we thought was a delightful town – interesting and uniquely sited. The tickets to Westonbirt were a real bonus – we visited twice, once all day and another morning. Living on the north coast of Cornwall, we really appreciate all the trees!
Many thanks for providing a truly luxury cottage, well equipped for our short break. We were really comfortable and slept like logs every night after a refreshing shower! Both dogs had plenty of room and appreciated the garden. We will definitely come again soon.
We have had a wonderful few days staying in your beautiful Coach House. Thank you for all the added extras, bathrobes, toiletries, flowers, eggs, tea and cake, you totally deserve your 5 stars. We would recommend the Smoking Dog for food and the abbey at Lacock for a great historical day out! Will definitely come back if down this way again and recommend to friends and family. Thank you Jenny and Owain for a lovely warm welcome.
Thank you for a lovely weekend in The Coach House. It has been very relaxing which is just what we wanted. We’ve enjoyed the local walks and coming home to our warm and cosy cottage. Thank you for all the extra touches too – it makes a weekend away much more pleasurable when we don’t have to think about packing salt, pepper, clingfilm, toiletries etc! And the cake was delicious!!
We’d like to thank you for such a wonderful stay here at The Coach House. It really felt like a home away from home and we are sad to be leaving – would definitely recommend a stroll around Westonbirt Arboretum – it’s lovely, especially with dogs! Lots of lovely pubs in Malmesbury. Thank you for a lovely warm welcome – the little extras were just wonderful, 10 out of 10! Would recommend to anyone!
We have enjoyed our relaxing short stay in the beautiful Coach House. All the extra touches were lovely. Our grandchildren especially liked having a cup of tea and some of the delicious cake when they came to visit us. Thank you for the warm welcome and our wonderful stay.
Had a lovely Christmas in a lovely cottage. Beautifully equipped and cosy and fantastically presented. Delicious Christmas cake and thoughtful provision of diabetic goodies. Thank you so much for a lovely time – seeing old friends in Malmesbury was a joy!
A lovely cottage! Beautifully finished and furnished throughout! The cake, eggs and wine were a lovely welcome for us and the cake was one of the best we have tasted! Both us and our dog Poppy loved the local walks and the cottage is in a perfect location. We will definitely be recommending the Coach House to our family and friends.
We were delighted by The Coach House and had a delightful weekend. We were particularly impressed by the comprehensive stock of equipment in the kitchen and by the “finishing touches” to the cottage that give it character. Having stayed in many similar properties in the region this one stands out and we will look to return in the New Year. Good luck for the future and for the continued success of your venture.
We have had a super weekend break, so relaxing which is exactly what we needed. The Coach House has everything you could possibly need. Even if you were cooking every day it is fully equipped with all you need for a 3 course dinner.It’s a special cottage of a very high standard and we will be making sure our friends get the opportunity to enjoy it and the location too. It was really lovely to have the special little touches – eggs, wine and cake – thank you very much. In short, a gem, we look forward to coming back and seeing another season.
What a delightful cottage and your attention to detail is perfect. You certainly deserve your five stars – well done! We have enjoyed our stay in The Coach House very much. We didn’t venture much further than Malmesbury as we came to relax, and that is what we did! The Smoking Dog in the town gives a warm welcome to dogs and Amanda’s Bistro even has a “doggie menu”. Grace was very impressed. Jenny, your Gluten Free Victoria Sponge would win praise from Mary Berry. Perhaps we’ll see you on Bake Off one day.
What a wonderful few days! Everything we and our dog Cooper required for a little R&R. Look forward to returning one day and exploring the beautiful area more. The Coach House is a total credit to you both – luxury and dogs allowed! The handmade cake was delicious and a thoughtful touch.
Fantastic weekend and the little extras were fantastic, especially the cake and eggs! You want for nothing and the location is ideal. I would recommend Europa and the cafe in the Abbey Gardens, both excellent. Would definitely stay again and it is well deserving of 5 stars.
A marvellous cottage with wonderful equipment and a lot of atmosphere! Everything is there! Many thanks for the hospitality and all the lovely things we found at our arrival. We have enjoyed the stay and will come back certainly!
Sadly had to leave on Sunday due to commitments at home. Such a shame as the cottage is lovely – very clean, luxurious, lovely garden and nice ambiance. We even had good weather! Who could ask for more? Oh actually there was more – a fantastic chocolate cake which was enjoyed by all! It has been a great weekend. Thank you.
Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. The cottage is so beautiful. It’s lovely to find somewhere so nice that is welcoming to dogs. We had everything we needed here and at times it seemed a shame to leave such a cosy place to venture out! The town is brilliant and we’ve really had a lovely relaxing break. The cake was yummy, as was the wine so thank you. We would absolutely return and would have no hesitation in recommending the accommodation to family and friends. Thank you so much once again.
The welcome pack was lovely – English wine a delight. The facilities are excellent and we have really enjoyed our stay here. The visit to Westonbirt was great, surrounding villages and countryside well worth exploring.
A wonderful second visit to The Stables at The Rookery! Thank you again for your beautiful cottage in the countryside, it was just what we needed. The cake was delicious as always! I’m sure we’ll be back again!
What a delightful little cottage. Thank you for thinking of everything to make our stay so relaxing and enjoyable. The carrot cake was delicious, the bed comfortable, the bath very relaxing. Thanks for taking our shopping order before we arrived and making sure we had milk and eggs. We enjoyed the garden too when we finally had a sunny day at the end. A lovely week at the start of our marriage.
Very good welcome from Jenny and Owain. Loved the cake and wine. Location of the cottage was excellent for walking into the centre (two good Italian restaurants found). Westonbirt passes were a plus and used twice. Could not have picked better weather for this week (very hot – sat out every night!) The cottage was everything we had hoped for – a credit to Jenny and Owain. Hope to return sometime in future.
Thank you for a wonderful weekend in the beautiful Coach House. It is beautifully decorated and perfect for a weekend away. We had a great weekend and would love to come back one day.
We booked a very last minute booking and we were NOT disappointed! The cottage is of very high standard, both in finishing and furnishings; it felt like home away from home. The welcome treats were a lovely surprise, especially the coffee and walnut cake (my favourite!) and again I was not disappointed! We would have no hesitation in recommending The Coach House to our family and friends. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Our trip to Wiltshire was on the spur of the moment. A Google search helped us to find The Coach House – and what a find. A warm welcome and excellent accommodation has given us the chance to explore the area. We started with Malmesbury itself and Westonbirt but eventually made it as far as Stonehenge and Salisbury. The weather may not have been kind but it didn’t prevent us from having a great time. Thanks for thinking of all the little details – wine, cake, doggie blankets… We hope to come again.
This has been the perfect cottage for us. Beautiful, friendly and loved the fantastic cake that was here on arrival. We both loved the local town, everyone has been so friendly and your information book was a great help for us to find places to eat and take the dog. Even on rainy days, we were happy just to relax here as it’s so cosy! Will be recommending to everyone and thank you for a lovely holiday.
Beautiful accommodation done to a high standard and a lovely garden to sit and enjoy the sunshine. Thank you for the cake, wine and eggs – it was a lovely touch. We enjoyed our stay here. Malmesbury was and we ventured a bit further out to Cirencester which was really good – some great shops and cafes. If we decide to come this way again we would have no hesitation in staying here and would definitely recommend it to others. Thanks again, a great weekend… now back to reality!
We enjoyed a relaxing week in your cottage. Thank you for a delicious welcome pack. The tickets for Westonbirt Arboretum are an excellent idea, and have been used during the “variable weather” we had during our stay.
A joy to find this beautiful, well equipped and high spec cottage – we shall certainly be back. Thank you for all the welcoming touches – it really does set you apart from others in the same field. We particularly enjoyed watching the rounders whilst enjoying our wine! A fabulous weekend in a perfect setting. Many thanks Owain and Jenny.